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The PBS | NPR Forum Network is dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders.

These events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations in Boston and beyond. Through this online service hundreds of thousands of people worldwide listen to these talks wherever and whenever they choose.

We are proud of the role we serve in our community, of protecting and projecting the public voice; and of informing and inspiring that public voice toward greater civic engagement in the important issues of our time.

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Michio Kaku, co-founder, string field theory One hundred years ago, lasers, televisions, and computers seemed physically impossible. Today, teleportation and invisibility seem equally far-fetched. Renowned physicist Michio Kaku explores how mind reading, the routine use of force fields, and other feats that are currently science fiction may become commonplace tomorrow. WGBH Forum Network program with the Museum of Science, Boston 2008 Apr 29
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PBS | NPR Forum Network History
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A.N. Wilson, fellow, Royal Society of Literature The distinguished historian A.N. Wilson charts Britain's rise to world dominance. In his much anticipated sequel to the classic The Victorians , he describes how, in little more than a generation, Britain's power and influence in the world virtually dissolved. Wilson presents a panoramic view of an era, stretching from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, to the dawn of the Cold War in the early 1950s. He offers riveting accounts of the savagery...
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PBS | NPR Forum Network Health & Science
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Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards reflects on the silencing of Margaret Sanger and the era that gave us the phrase, "Banned in Boston." "You all know that I have been gagged. I have been suppressed. I have been arrested numerous times. I have been hauled off to jail. Yet every time, more people have listened to me, more have protested, more have lifted their own voices." Thus read Arthur Schlesinger, Sr. in 1929 as Margaret Sanger sat silent...
Topic: history
PBS | NPR Forum Network News & Public Affairs
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Sister Helen Prejean, writer, activist; Joseph F. Savage, Jr., chairman, NE Innocence Project Author and activist Sister Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue around the unanswered questions surrounding the death penalty: Should any state have the power to execute? Is the death penalty appropriate retribution for particularly heinous murders? Does it deter crime? Does it fundamentally violate human rights? Prejean's book, Dead Man Walking , which portrays her...
Topic: law
PBS | NPR Forum Network News & Public Affairs
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Sharon Robinson, director, educational programming, Major League Baseball; Scott Simon, writer; Tom Oliphant, former columnist, Boston Globe Sharon Robinson and Scott Simon pay tribute to Jackie Robinson during the 60th anniversary year of his having broken the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Sharon Robinson is Jackie Robinson's daughter, and the director of Educational Programming for Major League Baseball. Scott Simon is the author of Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball....
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PBS | NPR Forum Network Arts & Media
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Zainab Salbi, writer, activist Zainab Salbi was 11 when her father was chosen to serve as Saddam Hussein's personal pilot. Her mother eventually sent Zainab to America for an arranged marriage, to spare her from Saddam's growing affection, but the marriage turned out to be another world of tyranny and abuse. Zainab started over. She forged a new identity as a champion of female victims of war, dedicating her life to speaking out on behalf of oppressed women around the world. In this intimate...
Topic: society & culture